NORTHERN IRELAND

COURT BUSINESS

 

 

 

In this issue 28 October 2015                                                  No. 6/15

 

 

           

 

LORD CHIEF JUSTICE’S DIRECTIONS

 

 

                        Magistrates’ Courts

 

Petty Sessions District of Ards

 

Petty Sessions District of Belfast and Newtownabbey

 

Petty Sessions District of Down

 

Petty Sessions District of East Tyrone

 

Petty Sessions District of Newry and Mourne

 

Petty Sessions District of North Antrim

 

                   Petty Sessions District of North Down

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issued by the Lord Chief Justice’s Office


LORD CHIEF JUSTICE’S DIRECTIONS UNDER ARTICLE 11(3)

OF THE MAGISTRATES’ COURTS (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1981

 

MAGISTRATES’ COURTS

 

Amendment

 

Schedule 2 to the Lord Chancellor’s Directions dated 24 May 1990 and published in the issue of “Northern Ireland Court Business” No.4/90 shall be amended

 

with effect from 1 November 2015 as follows :

 

Page 1                  :        Petty Sessions District of Ards

 

Column 1            :         Petty Sessions District

 

Delete                   :         Ards

Also incorporates all Castlereagh PS District sittings

 

Insert                    :         Ards

Also incorporates all Castlereagh & North Down PS District sittings

 

 

Column 2            :         Place and Time

 

Delete                   :         Newtownards

All sittings commence at 10.30am except Youth Courts and Video Link Remand Courts which sit at 10am

 

Insert                    :         Newtownards

All sittings commence at 10.30am except Video Link Remand Courts on Fridays and Youth Courts which sit at 10am.  Youth Video Link Remands sit at 9.30am on Tuesdays.

 

Column 5            :         Other Business

 

Delete                   :         Every where it appears opposite Monday

 

Insert                    :         Every where it appears opposite Wednesday

                                      1st, 2nd, 3rd & 5th where it appears opposite

Friday

 

Column 8            :         Domestic

 

Insert                    :         4th where it appears opposite Friday

 

 

Page 2                  :        Petty Sessions District of Belfast &

                                      Newtownabbey

 

Column 8            :         Domestic

 

Delete                   :         1st where it appears opposite Tuesday

 

Schedule 2 has also been altered in Belfast & Newtownabbey by removing

one Adult Criminal court each Thursday and Friday and adding an extra Family Proceedings Court each Thursday to the Schedule.

 

 

Page 3                  :        Petty Sessions District of Down

 

Column 5            :         Other Business

 

Delete                   :         1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th where it appears opposite

Monday

 

Insert                    :         Every where it appears opposite Monday

 

         

Page 3                  :        Petty Sessions District of East Tyrone

 

Column 7            :         Family

 

Delete                   :         3rd where it appears opposite Monday

 

Footnote

 

Delete                   :         *East Tyrone Family Proceedings court sits at

Omagh on 3rd Monday and 1st, 3rd & 4th Thursdays

 

Insert                    :         *East Tyrone Family Proceedings court sits at

                                      Omagh on 1st, 3rd & 4th Thursdays

 

 

Page 5                  :        Petty Sessions District of Newry and Mourne

 

Column 5            :         Other Business

 

Delete                   :         3rd & 5th where it appears opposite Thursday

 

Insert                    :         5th where it appears opposite Thursday

 

Column 6            :         Youth

 

Delete                   :         1st & 3rd where it appears opposite Friday

 

Insert                    :         3rd where it appears opposite Friday

 

Column 8            :         Domestic

 

Delete                   :         1st where it appears opposite Thursday

 

Column 9            :         Youth & Domestic

 

Insert                    :         1st where it appears opposite Friday

 

 

Page 5                  :        Petty Sessions District of North Antrim

 

Column 5            :         Other Business

 

Delete                   :         Every where it appears opposite Thursday

 

Insert                    :         1st & 3rd where it appears opposite

Thursday

 

 

Page 5                  :        Petty Sessions District of North Down

 

Column 1            :         Petty Sessions District

 

Delete                   :         North Down

 

Insert                    :         North Down

North Down PS District sittings are included in

Ards PS District Schedule

 

Column 2            :         Place and Time

 

Delete                   :         Newtownards

                                      All sittings commence at 10.30am except Youth

Courts which commence at 10.00am

 

Insert                    :         Newtownards

 

Column 5            :         Other Business

 

Delete                   :         Every where it appears opposite Wednesday

                                      1st, 2nd, 3rd & 5th where it appears opposite

Friday

 

Column 6            :         Youth

 

Delete                   :         3rd where it appears opposite Monday

                                      2nd & 4th where it appears opposite Tuesday

 

Column 8            :         Domestic

 

Delete                   :         4th where it appears opposite Friday

 

 

The purpose of the North Down change is to amalgamate all the Ards and North Down scheduled sittings together to maximise the use of court and judicial resource.

 

A revised schedule is attached to reflect all the amendments set out in this Direction. 


SCHEDULE 2

Places and days for sittings of Petty Sessions

 

PETTY SESSIONS DISTRICT

PLACE AND TIME

 WARDS

NATURE OF BUSINESS/DAY OF MONTH

PLACE OF HEARING OF APPEALS

 

 

(1)

 

 

(2)

 

 

(3)

DAY

 

(4)

OTHER BUSINESS

(5)

YOUTH

 

(6)

FAMILY

 

(7)

DOMESTIC

 

(8)

YOUTH AND DOMESTIC

(9)

 

 

(10)

ANTRIM

Antrim

    All wards

Monday

5th

2nd & 4th

 

 

 

Ballymena

 

 

 

Tuesday

Every

 

 

 

 

 

 

All sittings

 

Wednesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

commence at

 

Thursday

4th

 

 

3rd

 

 

 

10.00am. Video Link Remand Courts sit at 9.30am every Tuesday

 

Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARDS

Newtownards

    All wards

Monday

 

 

1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th

 

 

Newtownards

Also

All sittings

 

Tuesday

Every

2nd & 4th

 

 

 

 

incorporates all Castlereagh &

commence at 10.30am except

 

Wednesday

Every

 

1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th

 

 

 

North Down

Video Link

 

Thursday

Every

 

1st, 3rd & 4th

2nd

 

 

PS District

sittings

Remand Courts on Fridays and Youth Courts which sit at 10am. Youth Video Link Remands sit at 9.30am on Tuesdays.

 

Friday

1st, 2nd, 3rd & 5th

 

 

4th

 

 

ARMAGH

Armagh

    All wards

Monday

2nd

 

 

 

 

Newry

 

 

 

Tuesday

Every

 

 

 

 

 

 

All sittings

 

Wednesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

commence at

 

Thursday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.30 am.  Video Link Remand Courts sit at 10.00am every Tuesday

 

Friday

3rd

2nd

 

 

4th

 

November 2015

 

1.


SCHEDULE 2 (continued)

 

 

PETTY SESSIONS DISTRICT

 

PLACE AND TIME

 

WARDS

 

NATURE OF BUSINESS/DAY OF MONTH

 

PLACE OF HEARING OF APPEALS

 

 

(1)

 

 

(2)

 

 

(3)

DAY

 

(4)

OTHER BUSINESS

(5)

YOUTH

 

(6)

FAMILY

 

(7)

DOMESTIC

 

(8)

YOUTH AND DOMESTIC

(9)

 

 

(10)

BALLYMENA

Ballymena

All wards

Monday

 

 

2nd Ø & 4th Ø#

 

 

Ballymena

Also

 

 

Tuesday

3rd

 

 

 

 

 

Incorporates all

All sittings

 

Wednesday

4th & 5th

2nd & 4th

 

1st & 3rd

 

 

Larne PS

commence at

 

Thursday

Every

 

1st # & 3rd Ø

 

 

 

District sittings

10.00am

 

Friday

 

 

Every

 

 

 

BANBRIDGE

Banbridge

All wards

Monday

1st

 

 

 

3rd

Banbridge

 

sitting

 

Tuesday

 

 

 

 

 

sitting at Newry

 

at Newry

 

Wednesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All sittings commence at

 

Thursday

1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.30am

 

Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

BELFAST AND NEWTOWNABBEY

Laganside Courts

All wards

Monday

Every

Every

Every

 

             

Belfast

 

Complex

 

Tuesday

Every

4th

Every

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

Every

Every

 

Every

 

 

All sittings commence at 10.30am except:

·   Adult Video Link Remand Courts which commence at 9.45am each day.

·   Family Courts which commence at 9.45am.

·   Domestic Courts which commence at 10am.

·   Fixed Penalty Enforcement Courts which commence at 12.00 noon each Tuesday.

 

Thursday

Every

 

Every

 

 

 

 

Friday

Every

Every

Every

 

 

 

Ø             Ballymena Family Proceedings Court sits at Coleraine on the 2nd & 4th Monday and 3rd Thursday                                                                                                                                November 2015

#              Ballymena Family Proceedings Courts at Antrim on the 1st Thursday and 4th Monday

 

 

 

 

2.


SCHEDULE 2 (continued)

 

 

PETTY SESSIONS DISTRICT

 

PLACE AND TIME

 

WARDS

 

NATURE OF BUSINESS/DAY OF MONTH

 

PLACE OF HEARING OF APPEALS

 

 

(1)

 

 

(2)

 

 

(3)

DAY

 

(4)

OTHER BUSINESS

(5)

YOUTH

 

(6)

FAMILY

 

(7)

DOMESTIC

 

(8)

YOUTH AND DOMESTIC

(9)

 

 

(10)

CASTLEREAGH    

Newtownards

All wards

Monday

 

 

 

 

 

Newtownards

Castlereagh PS

 

 

Tuesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

District sittings

 

 

Wednesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

are included in the

 

 

Thursday

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ards PS District schedule

 

 

Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

CRAIGAVON

Craigavon

All wards

Monday

5th

 

 

          1st  

 

Craigavon

 

 

 

Tuesday

1st

2nd & 4th

 

 

 

 

 

All sittings commence at

 

Wednesday

Every

 

1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th*

 

 

 

 

10.30am. Video Link Remand

 

Thursday

5th

 

1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th

3rd

 

 

 

Courts sit at 9:45am every Friday

 

Friday

Every

 

 

 

 

 

DOWN

Downpatrick

All wards

Monday

Every

 

 

1st

 

Downpatrick

 

 

All sittings

commence at 10.00am

Video Link Remand Courts sit at 9.30am every Thursday

 

Tuesday

 

1st & 3rd

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday

Every

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

EAST TYRONE

Dungannon

All wards

Monday

1st, 2nd & 4th

 

 

 

 

Dungannon

 

 

 

Tuesday

3rd & 5th

1st & 3rd

1st & 4th

2nd

 

 

 

All sittings

 

Wednesday

Every

 

 

 

 

 

 

commence at

 

Thursday

 

 

Every*

 

 

 

 

10.30am

 

Friday

Every

 

 

 

 

 

*Craigavon Family Proceedings Courts sit at Lisburn on 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesdays.                                                                                                                                                            November 2015

*East Tyrone Family Proceedings court sits at Omagh on 1st, 3rd & 4th Thursdays

 

 

 

 

3.


SCHEDULE 2 (continued)

 

 

PETTY SESSIONS DISTRICT

 

PLACE AND TIME

 

WARDS

 

NATURE OF BUSINESS/DAY OF MONTH

 

PLACE OF HEARING OF APPEALS

 

 

(1)

 

 

(2)

 

 

(3)

DAY

 

(4)

OTHER BUSINESS

(5)

YOUTH

 

(6)

FAMILY

 

(7)

DOMESTIC

 

(8)

YOUTH AND DOMESTIC

(9)

 

 

(10)

FERMANAGH

Enniskillen

All wards

Monday

Every

 

 

 

            

Enniskillen

 

 

 

Tuesday

1st

2nd

 

3rd

 

 

 

All sittings

 

Wednesday

1st, 2nd & 3rd

4th

 

 

 

 

 

commence at

 

Thursday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.00am

 

Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

LARNE    

Ballymena    

All wards

Monday

 

 

 

 

 

Ballymena

Larne PS District

 

 

Tuesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

sittings are included

 

 

Wednesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

in Ballymena PS

 

 

Thursday

 

 

 

 

 

 

District schedule

 

 

Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIMAVADY

Limavady

All wards

Monday

 

            

 

            

 

Londonderry

 

 

 

Tuesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All sittings

 

Wednesday

Every

 

    

    

 

 

 

commence at

 

Thursday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.00am

 

Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

LISBURN

Lisburn

All wards

Monday

Every

 

              

 

 

Lisburn

 

 

 

Tuesday

3rd & 5th

 

            

1st

 

 

 

All sittings

 

Wednesday

5th

 

            

 

 

 

 

commence at

 

Thursday

Every

 

            

 

 

 

 

10.30am

 

Friday

2nd & 4th

1st & 3rd

 

 

 

 

LONDONDERRY

Londonderry

All wards

Monday

Every

 

 

4th

 

Londonderry

 

 

 

Tuesday

2nd & 5th

1st, 3rd & 4th

 

 

 

 

 

All sittings

 

Wednesday

Every

 

 

 

 

 

 

commence at

 

Thursday

Every

 

2nd & 4th

 

 

 

 

10.00am

 

Friday

Every

 

Every

 

 

 

MAGHERAFELT

Magherafelt

All wards

Monday

1st

 

 

 

3rd

Magherafelt

 

 

 

Tuesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All sittings commence at

 

Wednesday

1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.00am

 

Thursday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 2015

 

 

 

 

4.

 

SCHEDULE 2 (continued)

 

 

PETTY SESSIONS DISTRICT

 

PLACE AND TIME

 

WARDS

 

NATURE OF BUSINESS/DAY OF MONTH

 

PLACE OF HEARING OF APPEALS

 

(1)

 

(2)

 

(3)

DAY

 

(4)

OTHER BUSINESS

(5)

YOUTH

 

(6)

FAMILY

 

(7)

DOMESTIC

 

(8)

YOUTH AND DOMESTIC

(9)

 

 

(10)

NEWRY AND

MOURNE

Newry

All wards

Monday

2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th

 

1st

 

 

Newry

 

All sittings

 

Tuesday

 

 

Every

 

 

 

 

commence at

 

Wednesday

Every

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.30am.

 

Thursday

5th

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video Link Remand Courts sit at 10.00am every Wednesday

 

Friday

2nd, 4th & 5th

3rd

 

 

1st

 

NORTH ANTRIM

Coleraine  

    All wards

Monday

Every

              

 

 

 

Coleraine

 

 

 

Tuesday

5th

4th

 

 

2nd

 

 

All sittings

 

Wednesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

commence at

 

Thursday

1st & 3rd

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.00am

Video Link Remand Courts sit at 9.45am every Monday

 

Friday

Every

 

 

 

 

 

NORTH DOWN

Newtownards     

   All wards

Monday

 

 

 

 

            

Newtownards

North Down PS

 

 

Tuesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

District sittings are

 

 

Wednesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

included in Ards PS

 

 

Thursday

 

 

 

 

 

 

District Schedule

 

 

Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

OMAGH    

Omagh      

   All wards

Monday

 

 

 

 

            

Omagh

     

 

 

Tuesday

Every

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Business

 

Wednesday

5th

3rd

 

 

             

 

 

and Youth

 

Thursday

2nd & 5th

 

 

 

       

 

 

sittings commence at 10.00am.

Domestic Court sits at 10.30am

 

Friday

2nd & 4th

            

 

              

1st

 

November 2015

 

 

 

5.


SCHEDULE 2 (continued)

 

 

PETTY SESSIONS DISTRICT

 

PLACE AND TIME

 

WARDS

 

NATURE OF BUSINESS/DAY OF MONTH

 

PLACE OF HEARING OF APPEALS

 

 

(1)

 

 

(2)

 

 

(3)

DAY

 

(4)

OTHER BUSINESS

(5)

YOUTH

 

(6)

FAMILY

 

(7)

DOMESTIC

 

(8)

YOUTH AND DOMESTIC

(9)

 

 

(10)

STRABANE

Strabane     

   All wards

Monday

 

 

 

               

 

Strabane

 

 

 

Tuesday

 

            

              

 

 

 

 

All sittings

 

Wednesday

5th

 

             

 

 

 

 

commence at

 

Thursday

Every

            

 

             

 

 

 

10.00am

 

Friday

1st, 2nd & 4th

 

 

 

3rd

 

November 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.